Award Search

This tool lets you view awards, scholarships, prizes and bursaries offered at York University. Take a few moments to search for awards you may be eligible for: you can search by Faculty, award type, activity level or type in the name of an award that you may be familiar with. Unless otherwise stated, all full-time, part-time and mature students are eligible for all the awards in the system so long as they meet the published criteria.

For additional graduate awards, visit the York Financial Assistance section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. You can also see a listing of external awards elsewhere on this site.

Note: All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French

The Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French is to be given to the student from all York campuses who writes what is deemed the most accomplished and persuasive creative work written in French poetry, short fiction , short drama or in the mixed genres, in the fall/winter session of our University. The criteria are these: the creative work must be inspired, persuasive, original and entirely in French. The value of the work will be judged by two readers who are well versed in French and English. The award is campus wide; open to submission by all undergraduate members of the university. The Lorna Marsden Award has been established to honour the student who demonstrates the vivid ability to write a creative work in French. Le Prix Lorna Marsden pour la meilleure oeuvre ż poésie, nouvelle, courte pičce de théâtre ou mélange de genres ż rédigée en français. Le prix sera décerné ŕ la session dżautomne ou dżhiver a lżauteur de la création littéraire en français jugée la plus aboutie et la plus convaincante, qużil sżagisse de poésie, de nouvelle, de courte pičce de théâtre ou de mélange de genres. Les critčres dżévaluation de cette création littéraire sont les suivants : innovation, conviction, originalité, rédaction intégrale en langue française. Sa qualité sera jugée par deux lecteurs maitrisant bien le français et lżanglais. Tous les étudiants de premier cycle, de tous les campus de lżUniversité, peuvent soumettre une création littéraire. Le Prix Lorna Marsden a été créé pour récompenser lżétudiant le plus capable dżécrire une żuvre littéraire expressive en français.
Appliction Process
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How to Interpret the Awards Search Results

1. Offered

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2. Award Type

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  1. Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
  2. Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
  3. Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.

3. Value

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4. No. of Awards

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5. Description

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6. Application Process

This explains how you can be considered for the award. Many of the awards simply require that you fill out the Student Financial Profile (SFP) for the current session. Other awards may, for example, ask for reference letters and personal statements outlining your extra-curricular involvement.